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Rapala DT-6!
Posted: 06 May 2010 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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So this past Saturday me and some of my fishing partners got up real early and went to Wal-Mart yes i know it’s not a bps but we had to get some random stuff. So since I am big on cranks and Ive really never used Rapala I got the DT-6. So the name gives it away DT-6 meaning it dives 6 feet. So we went to my buddie Justin’s grandpa pond were just not to long ago caught a 7 pounder.

I fished with The DT-6 for about 30 min all around the pond until I got to the last corner. When I got to the corner I casted and caught a 4 pound bass not bad. So right now I’m really likeing the DT-6, so the last cast I threw out I latched onto a 6 pounder!

So basically write down your opinions about this crankbait.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The dts are great crankbaits, but be reallll carefull, everyone I’ve had the lips break off super easy! I use bandit cranks 99% of the time, but the dts performance is outstanding, I can’t justify paying 8+ dollars on a crankbait that isn’t that good of quality.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I really love those Rapala Cranks! I haven’t had one break on me yet…. but I’ll have to be on the lookout for that. I really like them in the baby bass and bluegill colors. Some of my favorite cranks, definately a little pricey though

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Posted: 06 May 2010 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yea the DT’s are great cranks. I have a few in all the depths they make. I’ve had a couple of the lips break on me but that was my fault. If you foul the hooks on weeds, pick them off instead of slapping the bait on the surface of the water and you should be fine…...Good luck and enjoy those cranks!

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Posted: 06 May 2010 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I used to like the DT’s!! I used the DT14 and DT16 alot but as AllStar said the lips do break off easily. I have flung’em out many times only to reel in the bill!!

My go to Rapala though is the JSR-7 and the JSR-4 in craw pattern I have never had one of the jointed cranks fall apart on me YET!!

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Posted: 06 May 2010 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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riverfisher - 06 May 2010 03:34 PM

I used to like the DT’s!! I used the DT14 and DT16 alot but as AllStar said the lips do break off easily. I have flung’em out many times only to reel in the bill!!

My go to Rapala though is the JSR-7 and the JSR-4 in craw pattern I have never had one of the jointed cranks fall apart on me YET!!

Yeah have to agree with you riverfisher I love the JSR’s they are great cranks. I’ve had alot of luck with them.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I love all the DTs.  My favorite are DT10 and DT6.  They cover most of the water I fish.  I’ve also found the DT6 ‘works’ through cover easier.

My favorite colors are Shad, Parrot, or FireTiger.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Parrot is an incredable color! I like hot mustard too

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Posted: 06 May 2010 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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It is hard to beat the Rapala line of baits.  There are others but this classic company has been doing it longer and better than almost all of them.
A real top quality bait….I especially love the X-Raps for smallies and the Floating Rap (when trolled behind a 3 way rig) for Walleyes

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Posted: 06 May 2010 09:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I fish a lot of the DT-10, 14, and 16 cranks. The best wooden DD on the market IMO.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks for all the tips guys. I’m totally going to get me some more and try out the DT-10 and all the other models to see if I can get some big fish!

Beau.

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Posted: 06 May 2010 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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i dont reallly use rapalas very much, bandits allmost everytime

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Posted: 07 May 2010 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Ive really never used a bandit. I might try some coming up tho.

I caught my 6lb and 4lb off the bluegill DT-6

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Posted: 08 May 2010 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Those DT-6 cranks are really great producers. I’ve had my best luck with the Olive color. ANd ohhh yeah baby, I love those Bandit 100 seeries cranks, especially in bluegill!!!

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Posted: 01 January 2012 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I like the Rapla topwater and X-rap for sure.  But for deep cranks I go with Strike King…I think they are a better value

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Posted: 14 January 2012 05:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Boss Hog - 06 May 2010 09:54 AM

So this past Saturday me and some of my fishing partners got up real early and went to Wal-Mart yes i know it’s not a bps but we had to get some random stuff. So since I am big on cranks and Ive really never used Rapala I got the DT-6. So the name gives it away DT-6 meaning it dives 6 feet. So we went to my buddie Justin’s grandpa pond were just not to long ago caught a 7 pounder.

I fished with The DT-6 for about 30 min all around the pond until I got to the last corner. When I got to the corner I casted and caught a 4 pound bass not bad. So right now I’m really likeing the DT-6, so the last cast I threw out I latched onto a 6 pounder!

So basically write down your opinions about this crankbait.

Beau.

DT-6 and 4 in bluegill is my favorite finesse crank.  A lot of the times the hard plastic rattlers will get ignored while these silent balsa cranks will produce.  I like them mid-summer on tops of humps in pressured bodies of water, like lake Okaboji Iowa.  An excellent crank but not exactly something I’d throw in low pressure farm ponds.  I’d go with a longer-casting, brighter colored hard plastic rattler like the BPS XPS flat crank in pumkinseed color.

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